NOUSAKU 株式会社 能作

Nousaku – A Striking Foundry

Observe the process of metalcasting in Takaoka, where it has been developed for over 400 years, while listening to commentary.
Here you will find a hands-on workshop where you can experience casting tin using traditional techniques, as well as a cafe where you can eat and drink from actual Nousaku tableware. Our shop also sells limited edition items which are not sold anywhere else.

■Private tour - Feel the history of Takaoka Traditional craftsmanship
*Comming soon by Toyama Tourism Organization

9:45 Dep. Shin-Takaoka Sta. (Join with Taxi driver)

10:00~10:40 KANAYA-MACHI stroll
↓ (*Professional guide explain the history of Takaoka douki - casting)

11:00~11:40 National treasure - Zuiryū-ji
↓ (*Professional guide explain the history of the temple)

12:00~12:45 Lunch at “IMONO KITCHEN” (NOUSAKU)
12:45~13:30 Shopping
13:30~15:00 Casting workshop

15:20 Arr. Shin-Takaoka Sta.


Takaoka / Himi / Imizu
Art and Design Craft Workshops Crafts


Address 939-1119 富山県高岡市オフィスパーク8-1  8-1 Office Park, Takaoka City, Toyama 939-1119
Telephone Number 0766-63-0001
Fax Number 0766-63-5510
Opening Times Factory tour schedule: From 11:00, 13:00, 14:00,15:00 and 16:00
Casting workshop schedule
〈90min. course〉
From 10:30, 13:30, and 15:30
〈30min. course〉
From 13:00 and 15:00
Cafe & shop: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last order at the cafe: 17:30)
Closed Shop: New Year holiday period
Factory tour: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, New Year holiday period (depending on the month a day closed day might be changed to a Saturday)
Casting workshop: New Year holiday period
Prices Factory tour: Free
Casting workshop: 90min. course from ¥3,300, 30min. course from ¥1,100
Cafe: from ¥253 (Lunch, beverages, dessert, etc. English menu is available.)
Shop: from ¥388 (In addition to products from the Nousaku catalog, there are also original products limited to the factory shop.)
Car Park 32cars and 2 buses parking spaces
Getting There 5 minutes by car from Takaoka Tonami Smart Interchange
20 minutes by car from Ainokaze Toyama Railway Takaoka Station
13 minutes by World Heritage bus from Shin-Takaoka Station. Get off at Nousaku-mae.
Notes Restaurant on the premises
Shopping corner
Can accommodate children
Can accommodate foreign tourists
Has a English website
Factory tour commentary is available in foreign languages.
The cafe has a take-out menu.

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